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Honey Lime Shrimp

I had a bunch of leftover tropical salsa from our Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa recipe, and so I decided it was taco time!  I found a bunch of jumbo shrimp on sale at the store and I came across a recipe for Honey Lime Shrimp with Margarita Slaw that I wanted to … Continue reading

Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa

Jen and I were having a few guests over for dinner on a weeknight and needed a delicious, but quick recipe to cook. I found this in my new What to Cook and How to Cook It book, which by the way, is awesome and has amazing food photography. The recipe calls for whole chicken … Continue reading

Watercress, Avocado and Orange Salad

I came across this salad recipe in an issue of the Food Network Magazine and thought it sounded amazing.  The refreshing, fruity flavors came together quite well and it was super quick and easy to make.  I especially loved the homemade citrus dressing with orange juice lime, honey, and dijon mustard.  For other salad dressing … Continue reading

Ellabess, NYC

Ellabess Executive Chef: Troy Unruh Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Nolita Price: $15-20 appetizers, $25-30 entrées Address: 153 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-925-5559 Hours: Dinner daily 5:30-11:30pm, lunch and brunch to come Epicurean Management, the guys behind Dell’Anima, L’artusi, and Anfora, have just debuted their latest venture, Ellabess, an American Nouveau restaurant at the … Continue reading

Panca, NYC

Panca Chef: Emmanuel Piqueras Cuisine: Peruvian Neighborhood: West Village Price: $20-25 entrées, $10-15 appetizers Phone: 212-488-3900 Address: 92 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10014 In honor of an upcoming trip to Peru (and Bolivia) my travel mates and I decided to learn a bit more about the famed Peruvian cuisine and visit a Peruvian restaurant here … Continue reading

Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC

When my sister Jen told me that I needed to try some crack pie, I looked at her like she was crazy. Wait, what kind of pie? You’re kidding, right? Then I took a bite… and another ..and now I’m hooked. Momofuku Milk Bar Chef/Owner: David Chang Pastry Chef: Christina Tosi Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert Price: small … Continue reading

Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

Natalya and I have a massive chip and guacamole  addiction, and this summer we have probably consumed an average of 1 avocado a day.   We recently started fancying up our guacamole with mangos and pomengranate and so when I came across a recipe to fancy up tortilla chips with chili powder and cayenne pepper, … Continue reading

Homemade Pesto with Penne Pasta

The basil in our Aerogarden has been growing wildly lately and needed to be, umm, harvested. To maximize its usage, I decided to make pesto because it would use the most basil and make something we haven’t tried in a while. I combined regular and lemon basil since both needed to be used up and … Continue reading

Salmon with Pomegranate Orange Salsa

In typical Jen/Natalya fashion, I was trying to search for recipes that could incorporate leftover ingredients from previous meals. This time the ingredient du jour was pomegranate. I had used it for the Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Relish and had leftovers. So I searched the web and saw this South-American inspired recipe (courtesy of … Continue reading

Ai Fiori, NYC

Ai Fiori Chef: Michael White Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Midtown Price: Appetizers $20-25, Entrées $30-50 Phone: 212-613-8660 Address: 400 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10018 Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Sat-Sun 8am-10:30am Lunch Mon-Sun 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Michael White restaurant. I had tried Marea … Continue reading